Veni Vidi Vici

Happy Moon Conquest Day!

Geek Lethal at the Ministry of Minor Perfidy:

Someday, when Old Glory waves on 10,000 worlds and our mighty fleets cruise the galaxy, our fair descendants will look back at the Moon and Apollo as the start of it all.

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. And we beat those Commie bastards, too.”

UPDATE: Unedited Apollo 11 audio on YouTube. (Warning: Foul Language and badly-confused preachy message at the very end) The video, however, is not genuine as much of it is clearly from other Apollo missions.


  1. I don’t personally equate going there a few times and planting a flag with ‘conquering’. It’s not like we actually exploited any of it’s resources or anything like that. We seem to be content to let the Chinese do that. What the heck, we’re a service economy now. We don’t need no stinkin’ resouces. Everyone want to be serviced by us. That’s why we’ve had a trade deficit for the last 20 years.

  2. Dfens, I wish I had more access to this service economy you speak of, inasmuch as I am in desperate need of more frequent servicing. But more importantly, I’m not going to let your literalism ruin the festivities! Our flag? Our property! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

  3. Did, you, ummmm, watch the whole thing? Well, THAT was offensive. ‘So like, dude…there was , like poverty in 1969, so like, it was wrong to go to teh moon..dood. But it’s OK, cause like, Challenger, like blew up real good dude….’ I’ve had this conversation before. It had no merit then. OTOH, Geeklethal is right, we musn’t let such asshattery ruin our festivities! VALHAAALAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

  4. I agree with Dfens. Just planting a flag on the moon doesn’t mean we conquered it. It just means we own it. We should probably sell a few chunks of it to other countries as a sign of good will.

  5. Dfens, Hoo, you know it. A deficit in terms of servicing and in terms of dollars. ‘Cept I have to actually pay it, as opposed to figure massage and accounting subterfuge like the gubmint does.